NYC's gifted kindergarten classes lag on diversity

03/22/2010 | Daily News (New York) · (New York)

The number of minorities in gifted kindergarten classes in New York City has risen slightly since last year, but they continue to be underrepresented in the programs, despite school officials' efforts to make the classes more diverse. The percentage of black students in gifted kindergarten decreased slightly, from 16% to 15%. The number of Hispanic students rose to 12% from 9%, and the number of Asians climbed to 25% from 21%. White students make up 44% of gifted kindergarten classes in the city.

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